Pelosi doubles down on failing Obamacare (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Pelosi doubles down on failing Obamacare, wants to increase subsidies
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2019/01/06/pelosi-wants-more-americans-subsidized-to-buy-obamacare/#54406a701d27

Poll: most people think Texas federal judge’s ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional should stand
https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/424734-majority-say-obamacare-say-courts-should-invalidate-obamacare

Preexisting conditions provisions are the worst part of Obamacare; main driver of premiums going through the roof and millions dropping coverage
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Worst-flaw-of-Obamacare-Pre-existing-conditions-13518969.php

Follow the Money: third installment on dark money groups behind ‘support’ for Obamacare
https://capitalresearch.org/article/who-is-behind-the-groups-pushing-obamacare/

As many as a million people have joined health sharing ministries (escape hatch from Obamacare), trade group says
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/8/health-sharing-a-viable-option-for-health-care/

Comment period closes on Trump administration proposed rule to make the Obamacare abortion surcharge explicit
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/01/10/president-trumps-new-rules-will-protect-americans-from-funding-abortions-under-obamacare-2/

Pelosi wants to force Medicaid expansion down states’ throats, something the Supreme Court has ruled is unconstitutional
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/pelosi-wants-to-revive-obamacare-provision-supreme-court-struck-down

Montana lawmakers mulling Medicaid expansion renewal, after enrollment has exploded and state auditor found problems with enrollees. Can the money be better spent elsewhere?
https://billingsgazette.com/opinion/columnists/guest-opinion-underwhelming-results-from-montana-medicaid-expansion/article_b3c1c396-5641-5f30-b9d4-2571fb2ebfd0.html

Siren song of Medicaid expansion: exploding enrollment, busted budgets (Nevada’s Medicaid deficit is $56M for FY2019), 8 states had to raise taxes for it, the most vulnerable shunted onto waiting lists
https://newsok.com/article/5619412/point-of-view-dont-succumb-to-the-siren-song-of-medicaid-expansion

Bill to be introduced to block California from using federal funds to put illegal aliens on Medi-Cal (Medicaid)
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/01/08/republican-sen-bill-cassidy-to-introduce-bill-to-stop-gavin-newsom-from-spending-federal-money-on-illegal-alien-healthcare/

No matter how you slice it, the best welfare program is a job (beats Medicaid expansion by a mile)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/medicaid-work-requirements-way-out-of-poverty/

“Regulators have told states they no longer have to run the traditional income checks…’The Medicaid marketplace … includes no mandatory verification processes, allowing people simply to declare their income and start receiving benefits’”
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/does-virginia-do-income-verification-for-medicaid-recipients/

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REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Obamacare Enrollment Drops (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare enrollment drops; people cancel automatic enrollments. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/obamacare-sign-ups-slip-further-as-customers-cancel-plans

Obamacare hospital readmissions policy was successful but the patients died
https://reason.com/blog/2018/12/27/it-sure-looks-like-this-obamacare-progra

IRS can’t collect a billion in wrongfully issued Obamacare premium tax credits – BY DESIGN! #RubeGoldbergsRevenge
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/27/irs-unable-to-recoup-nearly-1-billion-in-obamacare/

Obamacare killed all but 2 insurers in Kansas and jacked up premiums, to boot
http://victorygirlsblog.com/aca-death-real-premature/

Dark money groups with ties to Obama administration and organized Left agitating to preserve Obamacare
https://capitalresearch.org/article/the-dark-money-group-propping-up-obamacare/
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https://capitalresearch.org/article/exposing-obamacares-support-network/

Obamacare is the unsettled law of the land and will always be unstable – rammed sweeping changes down our throats when half the country didn’t want them. Thanks a bunch.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/obamacare-remains-an-unsettled-law-and-will-continue-to-be

New Trump administration regulation requires hospitals to post prices
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/thanks_trump_hospitals_now_to_post_prices.html

“Obamacare essentially left American health the same or worse on quality, coverage, costs and access”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2018/12/31/gallup-polls-reveal-obamacares-failures/#11f51daa6979

THANK YOU former Maine Governor LePage for resisting Medicaid expansion to the bitter end – your legacy will be intact, unlike your successor’s
https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/01/04/delaware-largest-known-food-stamp-fraud-bust-in-states-history/

If Obamacare is ruled unconstitutional in its entirety, Medicaid expansion falls
https://www.kivitv.com/federal-judge-rules-medicaid-expansion-unconstitutional-what-now-for-idaho

Budget fight looms in Nebraska; ‘implement Medicaid expansion’ but ‘don’t cut other programs’ – it’s possible legislature will refuse to fund expansion
http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1155539/medicaid-expansion-could-provoke-state-budget-fight

How to Defraud Medicaid #180 – buy a pharmacy and bill the government for expensive medications for dead people
https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/01/02/michigan-complaint-filed-against-sonic-drive-in-owner-for-defrauding-medicare-and-medicaid-to-the-tune-of-1-2-million/

“Audit reveals states owe federal government billions for fraudulent Medicaid overpayments”
https://www.watchdog.org/national/audit-reveals-states-owe-federal-government-billions-for-fraudulent-medicaid/article_68008670-03bc-11e9-882c-d74425a72c35.html

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
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REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Obamacare is ruled unconstitutional (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare is ruled unconstitutional; judge parrots back reasoning – individual mandate no longer a ‘tax’ without revenue, rest of ACA falls as not severable from it; law remains in place during appeal
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1073752927796428800.html
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https://www.circa.com/story/2018/12/14/nation/obamacare-is-unconstitutional-texas-judge-rules

North Dakota Dems lose bid to force state’s Republican AG to withdraw from Obamacare court challenge
https://nsjonline.com/article/2018/12/judge-denies-effort-to-force-n-dakota-attorney-general-to-withdraw-from-obamacare-suit/

State mandates to buy health insurance or pay a penalty likely violate ban on IRS sharing tax return data
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-december-2018-who-won-in-2018/

Obamacare a big flop; the number of newly insured through ACA exchanges largely offset by reduction in employer-provided coverage
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-december-2018-who-won-in-2018/

Obamacare preexisting conditions mandate is very costly – premiums doubled in first 4 years and necessitated $1 trillion in new taxes; it also caused ACA’s narrow networks problem and skimpy drug coverage
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-december-2018-who-won-in-2018/

Obamacare’s narrow networks problem to get worse in 2019
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2018/12/09/obamacare-doctor-choices-narrow-as-insurers-make-more-money/#4f286fd2437d

Obamacare muddies who is responsible for your care, as doctors must follow computer-based treatment protocols dictated by non-physicians
https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2018/12/10/buyer-beware-reasons-not-to-enroll-in-obamacare

‘You can keep your plan’ they promised, but they failed to mention it would be priced out of sight for people who don’t qualify for ACA subsidies
https://khn.org/news/health-insurance-costs-crushing-many-people-who-dont-get-federal-subsidies/

Little Sisters of the Poor caught up in abortion drug mandate fight again as 9th Circuit blocks Trump administration’s Obamacare rules
https://www.lifenews.com/2018/12/13/federal-court-forces-little-sisters-of-the-poor-to-once-again-fund-abortions/

Medicaid expansion blows $300 million hole in Kentucky state budget; 188,000 were expected but 439,000 signed up.
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-december-2018-who-won-in-2018/

California Dem to reintroduce bill giving Medicaid benefits to illegal aliens
https://www.weaselzippers.us/404871-california-dems-pushing-for-medicaid-for-illegal-immigrants/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Millions to dump Obamacare as individual mandate fine ends (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Millions to dump Obamacare as individual mandate fine ends (enrollment down)
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/03/without-an-obamacare-penalty-many-are-planning-to-drop-health-plans/

“ObamaCare was a massive, colossal failure” at controlling costs as promised. #TellMeLiesSweetLittleLies
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/health-care-costs-obamacare-ibd-tipp-poll/

Boneheaded Obamacare taxes have cut economic and wage growth, produced higher premiums and subsidies, chased healthy people out of the risk pool
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2018/12/01/want-to-reduce-health-insurance-premiums-repeal-obamacares-premium-tax/#322d49464ac2

Narrow networks still plague ACA plans.  Hey, Genius Masterminds, YOU did this!
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2018/12/05/Narrow-Networks-Still-Dominate-Obamacare-Exchanges

HHS looking for ways to mitigate problems with Obamacare-backed EHRs
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20181128/NEWS/181129941

Scheduled ACA tax on health plans to cost New Hampshire employer $100,000 – “This type of tax is egregious, especially for small businesses.”
https://newbostonpost.com/around-new-england/obamacare-sales-tax-on-health-insurance-plans-could-be-deadly-small-business-owners-say/

ACA’s burdensome paperwork requirements discouraging businesses from offering employee coverage
https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2018/12/06/obamacare-paperwork-hurts-small-medium-sized-businesses/1978008002/

D.C. officials acting like royalty – impose local fine on people who don’t buy health insurance, but the officials get Rolls Royce coverage and avoid Obamacare altogether. #LetThemEatCake
https://thefederalist.com/2018/12/07/dc-council-bills-taxpayers-half-million-avoid-enrolling-obamacare/

Obamacare contraceptive mandate goes down in flames again as Catholic TV network wins in court
https://ijr.com/catholic-tv-network-avoids-obamace-contraception-mandate/

LePage wins! Court schedule means he won’t personally have to implement Medicaid expansion. His legacy will stay intact while his budget-busting successor’s will be in tatters.
https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/06/judge-denies-lepage-stay-request-in-medicaid-expansion-lawsuit-but-delays-enrollment-deadline/

Education spending – linked to economic growth – likely to suffer when Nebraska implements Medicaid expansion
https://www.tribuneledgernews.com/extra/news/bounds-higher-education-intertwined-with-state-s-economic-growth/article_7a0688a8-db1d-53eb-8819-04c1db58d919.html

“’Stunning’: 80% using Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion are ineligible, Louisiana report finds”
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/4/obamacare-medicaid-expansion-beneficiaries-ineligi/

Montana looking at extra $59 million in state expenses over 2 years if it wants to continue Medicaid expansion past July expiration
https://missoulian.com/news/government-and-politics/report-estimates-new-costs-of-medicaid-expansion-in-montana/article_2903df39-9279-5c09-bb89-53695b965c6e.html

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Driving Stakes through the Heart of Obamacare

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Trump admin encourages states to use federal subsidies to promote purchase of Obamacare-noncompliant plans, employer plans, etc. Good! Drive a stake through the heart of Dracula.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/us/politics/obamacare-waivers-federal-subsidies.html

Nebraska Farm Bureau predicted in 2009 that Obamacare premiums would skyrocket for farm and ranch families.  Then it happened.  Then the Bureau started a group association plan to do something about it.
http://kticradio.com/agricultural/nearly-a-decade-later-farmers-ranchers-still-reeling-from-obamacare/

The Obamacare individual mandate is dead and short-term plans are flying off the shelf.  None dare call it catastrophic insurance. Take THAT, ACA Genius Masterminds!
https://newstage.com.ng/2018/11/17/obamacare-penalty-no-longer-in-place-and-now-short-term-health-plans-are-flying-off-the-shelf-at-benavest/

Short-term plans can now last 3 years, affording a reasonable alternative to cockamamie Obamacare.
http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/khn-trump-health-plans-aca-obamacare.html

Illinois retrogrades impose limits on short-term health plans. Nothing says ‘we care’ like hanging on to the failed policies of the past.
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20181129/NEWS/181129919

Florida Obamacare rates to go up an average of 5%, more than inflation.  This is NOT what we were promised.  #ItsNotWorking #WheresMy2500
https://hartsburgnews.com/as-obamacare-stabilizes-2019-rate-hikes-for-floridians-will-be-small-compared-to-past-years/140807/

650 ACA plans to pay for abortion on demand in 2019 in clear violation of the statute, up from this year. (new rules address this by requiring separate payment for abortion coverage)
https://www.lifenews.com/2018/11/19/650-obamacare-plans-pay-for-abortion-on-demand-in-2019-23-increase-over-2018/

California SEIU-led union – fresh off 3 victories – feels its oats, mobilizes to pass Medicaid expansion in remaining states
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/16/medicaid-expansion-2020-974414

Musical chairs underway to pay for Nebraska Medicaid expansion.  Which programs will be cut – education? transportation?
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Medicaid-expansion-backers-fear-measure-could-be-13402812.php

Virginia Medicaid expansion enrollment to exceed projections. GOSH, whodathunkit! It’s blown up everywhere else it’s been tried.  Were Virginia politicians dishonest, stupid, or both?
https://www.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-editorial-medicaid-enrollment-mushrooms/article_fee7f96e-f0e4-11e8-a36c-0be6e03509e8.html
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https://www.nbc12.com/2018/11/20/virginias-medicaid-expansion-drawing-thousands-more-enrollees-than-initially-projected/

Virginia’s doctors can take 14,000 new patients.  Where are the 400,000 new Medicaid patients supposed to go?  The situation can’t get any better and everybody knew it 2 years ago.
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/medicaid-expansions-achilles-heel-the-doctor-shortage/

Hooray for Maine’s outgoing Governor LePage for staying true to his principles – requests a stay of Medicaid expansion because expansion would cause a fiscal crisis in the state
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/maine-gop-governor-requests-delay-on-obamacares-medicaid-expansion

Idaho Medicaid expansion challenged in court as unconstitutional delegation of legislative power; voters left too many blanks for bureaucrats to fill in
https://www.idahopress.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-column-state-supreme-court-should-protect-division-of-powers/article_67157ba7-6425-5831-931a-59b37b8021ae.html

GOP legislature in Kansas could refuse to send Medicaid expansion to desk of new Dem Governor who wants it
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/kansas-medicaid-expansion-in-doubt-despite-support-from-governor-elect

WaPo is totally warped. No, the disaster in Arkansas is not work requirements kicking people off Medicaid expansion. It’s the expansion itself and the expensive way Arkansas did it.  THAT was epic. The state is trying to clean up the mess it made.
https://www.abqjournal.com/1250751/arkansas-medicaid-experiment-has-proved-disastrous.html

Illinois Gov. Rauner rips presumptive Medicaid eligibility – sign them up now, determine their eligibility later is “fundamentally terrible policy” (another reason why Medicaid is a runaway train) #Unsustainable
https://www.watchdog.org/illinois/rauner-says-lawmakers-who-voted-to-override-his-vetoes-will/article_ab007f5e-c3f4-5e47-8d17-dc8ed9a2dedc.html

Cost-shifting from the uninsured to private payers is WORSE, not better, after Medicaid expansion. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://t.co/JgxgaPqy34

By all means, let’s take an #Unsustainable program and get it to pay for even more stuff. ‘Social determinants of health’ #SDOH is a recipe for fiscal chaos
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20181114/NEWS/181119981

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

 

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Use the Lame Duck to Make Obamacare a Dead Duck!

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Congress should use the lame duck session to repeal Obamacare in whole or in part
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/11/15/gop-congress-use-lame-duck-session-repeal-replace-obamacare

Congress should use the lame duck session to de-incentivize Medicaid expansion by reducing the match rate to ordinary levels.

Congress should use the lame duck session to repeal Obamacare’s ‘Cadillac’ tax which, despite the con job about how few plans it would affect, will end up punishing most employer plans
https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/13/washington-obamacare/

Kentucky’s fate awaits new Medicaid expansion states: exploding enrollment, financial disaster, the truly needy go on waiting lists, the state loses control, the people lose self-sufficiency
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900037693/guest-opinion-as-utahns-consider-proposition-3-they-would-do-well-to-consider-what-happened-in-kentucky.html

Utah residents will pay higher taxes to fund Medicaid expansion; Nebraska and Idaho join Maine in having no idea how to pay for it. Who knew ‘getting our money back from Washington’ could be so expensive?
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/states-discover-news-ways-finance-medicaid-expansion/story?id=58647913

Yo, Stacey Abrams! Refusing Medicaid expansion is “meanness”?  Here’s what’s mean: saddling future generations with debt to pay for a crappy program that everybody knows is growing at an unsustainable rate. 

Hospital CFO re stupid hospitals that still think Medicaid expansion is a winning proposition for them: “the increase in the unreimbursed cost of care related to Medicaid expansion will far exceed the cost of charity care”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hospitals-lose-with-medicaid-expansion-1541533428

Nebraska: agriculture sector troubles make Medicaid expansion possible. Huh? #LeftistLogic #HouseOfCards #Unsustainable
https://www.bondbuyer.com/news/nebraska-schools-may-shoulder-the-cost-of-medicaid-expansion

“Medicaid expansion is fraudulent compassion” – people are forced to pay for it, whereas true compassion is selfless
https://www.idahostatejournal.com/opinion/columns/medicaid-expansion-is-fraudulent-compassion/article_0610332f-9779-51ac-9dd9-68e18f4a17e7.html

Medicaid enrollment is growing and the program drives deficit spending.  These problems will get much worse in the next economic downturn. #Foreseeable

Virginia hit with $460 million in unexpected Medicaid costs due to faulty forecasts regarding child enrollment and savings from insurer involvement in the program
https://apnews.com/6e731783cd4b4376846b99d2e70a85f2

Louisiana spent $85 million on Medicaid expansion enrollees who were ineligible because they make too much money
https://www.watchdog.org/louisiana/legislative-auditor-louisiana-s-medicaid-program-paying-for-ineligible-enrollees/article_b26bc5e2-e794-11e8-8048-8fe42ed42f55.html

California spent $4 billion on Medicaid for people who may not have been eligible, auditors find
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-medical-audit-20181030-story.html

Ohio auditors find state’s Medicaid program paid out $90.5 million in coverage for dead people
https://www.watchdog.org/ohio/audit-ohio-medicaid-paid-million-to-deceased-people-owes-feds/article_553dd7ca-dbbe-11e8-9dae-3f80e219c750.html

Medicaid expansion isn’t about healthcare; it’s about buying votes – and it works! Otto von Bismarck, call your office.
https://thefederalist.com/2018/11/15/obamacares-medicaid-expansion-bought-democrats-votes/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Nothing Beats Obamacare for Bad News

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Health insurance premiums have doubled under Obamacare
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/obamacare-doubled-average-individual-health-insurance-premium-study-finds

Obamacare premiums to be 6% higher in 2019, far outstripping inflation. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/obamacare-premiums-6-percent-higher-in-2019-after-trump-actions-analysis

Saying Obamacare has stabilized is like saying ‘the fire has stabilized – it’s only consuming 3 floors an hour, instead of 10, so you inside there can stop worrying’

Slow-motion Obamacare train wreck – blue state ACA exchanges are poorly run; the bluer the state, the worse they are; “providing substandard service to users”
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/laurettabrown/2018/10/29/report-finds-liberal-states-are-the-worst-at-administering-obamacare-exchanges-n2533047

Trump admin proposes to tighten monitoring of Obamacare eligibility; improper payments a chronic problem
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/trump-officials-move-to-boost-monitoring-of-obamacare-eligibility

Gimmicky Obamacare co-ops – most have collapsed; those remaining will soon follow
https://www.newsmax.com/jaredwhitley/obamacare-coops-failure-health-insurance/2018/10/31/id/888844/

New Mexico Obamacare co-op about to go under; far below state capital adequacy standards
https://townhall.com/columnists/stevesherman/2018/10/26/obamacare-coops-program-going-extinct-because-they-dont-work-n2532255

Obamacare records hacked; 75,000 enrollees at risk. #ObamacareTrainWreck
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/obamacare-enrollment-data-breach-may-trigger-privacy-probe

Can’t keep their plan – 1.8 million fewer enrolled in individual health insurance in 2017, with the unsubsidized accounting for 93 percent of decline
https://tinyurl.com/y7pzghjl

Obamacare’s government-mandated fancy coverage forcing people into cheaper ACA plans with far narrower networks and less coverage of out-of-network care
https://khn.org/news/in-search-of-insurance-savings-consumers-can-get-unwittingly-wedged-into-narrow-network-plans/

Land O’ Lakes offers Obamacare-compliant plans at half the cost using new Association Health Plan (AHP) rules
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/11/02/winning-land-o-lakes-offers-health-plans-nearly-50-cheaper-than-obamacare/

Trump admin moves to allow employer subsidies for non-ACA short-term plans
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/trump-administration-moves-to-let-employers-contribute-to-cheaper-obamacare-alternatives

California punishes residents, bans non-ACA short duration plans, cutting rug out from under people who can’t afford Obamacare
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/california-bans-short-term-limited-duration-health-plans

Short-term plans give people lots of options at a fraction of the cost of Obamacare
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2018/10/30/exclusive-data-on-thousands-of-new-short-term-plans-now-available-at-a-fraction-of-the-cost/#55f4a3ae3f30

Trump admin moves to expand state ‘innovation’ waivers; restoring hi-risk pools and other state moves will reduce the cost of insurance for many
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/trump-administration-moves-to-allow-more-cheaper-obamacare-plans-with-fewer-benefits

Support for Obamacare preexisting conditions guarantees drops when higher costs, lower quality, less access included in poll question
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/support-for-obamacare-protections-for-sick-people-plummets-when-trade-offs-are-included

Dishonest Dems inflate number of people protected by Obamacare preexisting conditions guarantees by referring to entire insurance market (including employer plans)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/30/democrats-hype-estimates-people-with-preexisting-conditions/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9405d5c2e98b

Costs of Obamacare preexisting conditions guarantees: insurance now unaffordable for those who don’t get subsidies; insurers covertly deny coverage through narrow networks (exclude best providers for, e.g., cancer treatment and the sickest stay away)
https://thefederalist.com/2018/11/05/press-isnt-telling-politics-pre-existing-conditions/

#WhackAMole – Obamacare’s preexisting conditions guarantees produce higher out-of-pocket costs for medications, narrow networks with fewer specialists; there are better answers than the ACA (e.g., reinsurance) to the problem
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/414622-you-dont-need-obamacare-to-help-people-with-pre-existing-conditions

New rule requires insurers to bill Obamacare abortion surcharge separately
https://www.sba-list.org/newsroom/press-releases/trump-admin-issues-new-rule-enforce-law-obamacare-abortion-coverage

Trump admin moves to protect objecting small businesses, non-profits, schools, and religious organizations (nuns) from Obamacare contraceptive mandate
https://freebeacon.com/issues/trump-admin-shields-nuns-contraceptive-mandate/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=fcce8f02c4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_11_08_10_42_COPY_120&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-fcce8f02c4-45628225

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

 

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Lie of the Year: ‘Obamacare has Stabilized’ (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Blue Cross leaving Georgia counties
https://politics.myajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/some-georgia-counties-lose-blue-cross-coverage-under-obamacare/WlWDOxTLuoHdv2wihUIB3L/

Washington State Obamacare prices spike 12%.  OCTS proposes ACA genius masterminds pay the 12%. What’s wrong with a little accountability?
https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/policy/health-care/article219852215.html

ACA premiums jump 9% in Virginia. Yo, Obamacare genius masterminds, next time STAY HOME!
https://www.richmond.com/life/health/obamacare-plans-will-cost-percent-more-in-virginia-in-slightly/article_7c670aa7-d45f-5992-aba4-ca8347260605.html

ACA employer plan premiums escalate 5% to nearly $20,000.  Congratulations, ACA genius masterminds, deductibles up 212%, making Obamacare the ‘junk insurance’ you were going to save us from
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/411045-when-does-the-affordable-in-the-affordable-care-act-kick-in

What tax cuts giveth, Obamacare-inflated health costs take away.
https://thefederalist.com/2018/10/19/obamacare-inflated-health-costs-sucking-away-tax-reforms-success-families/

“ObamaCare destroyed the insurance market for the sake of a handful of people, most of whom already had access to state high-risk pools;” continuous renewal catastrophic insurance another answer to preexisting conditions
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-october-2018-two-classes/

Obamacare architects must be having conniption fits; most voters, including majority of Dems, support low-cost short-term non-compliant plans
https://thefga.org/poll/voters-support-short-term-insurance-plans/

Health-sharing ministries working great for thousands; people saving oodles by fleeing Obamacare’s mega-insurance model
https://herald-review.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/frustrated-with-health-insurance-costs-some-turn-to-religious-plans/article_eb6f474b-0b0a-5f9e-8e40-f9865734d6d9.html

Data breach at ACA enrollment site exposes personal info in 75,000 individual files
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/19/trump-admin-discloses-breach-obamacare-broker-tool/

ACA marketplaces bilked out of $27 million; scammers created phony leases to enroll nonresidents
https://rewire.news/article/2018/10/17/anti-choice-activist-pleads-guilty-to-defrauding-obamacare/

Special interest money – unions, hospitals, etc. – behind astro-turf Medicaid expansion campaign in Idaho
https://idahofreedom.org/to-understand-support-for-prop-2-follow-the-money/

State Medicaid expansion costs growing in Illinois as federal match drops; already $180.4 million not available for other parts of the budget
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/rauner-skeptical-about-value-of-aca-funded-medicaid-expansion-to/article_26a57b77-338e-5a97-9242-2cd727109dca.html

Nebraska lawmakers warn Medicaid expansion will throw a wrench into state’s balanced budget
https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/eleven-senators-warn-of-medicaid-expansion-costs/article_5d865321-958b-5d1b-a75f-354afb6d3ece.html

Utah legislators warn further Medicaid expansion will put the state on the road to bankruptcy
https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2018/10/17/we-cant-ignore-bottom/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Senate Democrats vote to destroy healthcare for millions with preexisting conditions (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Senate Democrats vote to destroy healthcare for millions with preexisting conditions
https://www.wsj.com/articles/first-do-no-harm-to-obamacare-1539298783?utm_source=Galen+Email+Alerts+%26+AHC&utm_campaign=a5a6424d9e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_14_12_40__COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93ad194d45-a5a6424d9e-171567693&mc_cid=a5a6424d9e&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

Individual health insurance costs twice as much as it did in 2013. Thanks, Obamacare!
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/08/obamacare-premiums-democrats-donald-trump-insurance-aca-coverage-mandate-column/1444804002/

Obamacare plans going up 5% in Colorado. #WheresMy2500
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/colorado-obamacare-rates-to-increase-by-about-5-percent-in-2019

Illinois ACA plans to cost 4-6% more next year – this is not what we were promised
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/insurance-rates-stabilizing-on-affordable-care-act-exchange-for-illinois/article_530f0b3e-4a7f-5d55-8806-8f4d320bcbb0.html

Obamacare plans in Ohio spiking an average 6.3%, way more than inflation.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/ohio-obamacare-insurers-seek-modest-price-hikes-for-2019

Obamacare’s narrow networks problem leads to big fine on Humana for failing to maintain enough anesthesiologists in network
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20181011/NEWS/181019967

20 million Americans coughed up $8.4 billion between 2014 and 2016 just because they declined to buy Obamacare plans. Thanks, ACA individual mandate.
https://www.freedomworks.org/content/obamacares-poverty-tax-hit-20-million-people-cost-84-billion

Iowa providing escape hatch from overpriced Obamacare through low–cost Farm Bureau plans
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/iowa-to-offer-plans-without-obamacares-protections-for-sick-people

Separate hi-risk pools – blocked by onerous rules during the Obama administration – are succeeding in stabilizing the individual insurance market in 3 states
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gracemarieturner/2018/10/03/several-states-have-found-ways-to-mitigate-obamacares-damage-to-their-health-insurance-markets/#2f62fd30da7c

State hi-risk pools a better answer to the preexisting conditions problem than Obamacare is
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/report/state-innovation-the-key-affordable-health-care-coverage-choices?utm_source=Galen+Email+Alerts+%26+AHC&utm_campaign=61ae4aa6a1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_18_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93ad194d45-61ae4aa6a1-171567693&mc_cid=61ae4aa6a1&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

Obamacare’s poor design “limits the kind of health coverage people want to buy, reduces the productivity of physicians and hospitals, and encourages practitioners to avoid providing medical care to high-risk patients”
http://www.goodmaninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/BA-126-What-Are-We-Getting-for-Our-Obamacare-Dollars.pdf

Medicare lab services are being cut; that’s what happens when you chop $716 billion out of Medicare to pay for Obamacare
https://www.acla.com/pama/?utm_source=axios-site-ad&utm_medium=ad&utm_campaign=axios-sponsorship

Obamacare’s risk adjustment program should not be continued; punishes low-cost insurers and favors big carriers over small ones
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/4/trump-must-let-obamacare-implode-under-its-own-wei/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Look Upon Your Works, Oh Ye Mighty, and Despair (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare didn’t work as advertised: 29M still uninsured; rate unchanged from 2016
https://freebeacon.com/issues/29-million-still-uninsured/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=b1736473e2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_14_12_48_COPY_99&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-b1736473e2-45628225

ACA risk adjustment program didn’t work as expected; shifted money from small insurers to mega-carriers
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/commentary/yet-another-obamacare-problem-needs-be-cleaned-trump

Obamacare’s dazzling rhetoric didn’t work – instead of “bending the cost curve down,” the ACA has caused healthcare spending to go UP
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/despite-obamacare-healthcare-spending-is-spiraling-out-of-control

Secret budget deal transferred $3 billion from pharma companies to insurers to bail them out from Obamacare death spiral
https://townhall.com/columnists/markhahn/2018/09/18/congress-must-repeal-schumers-shady-3-billion-obamacare-bailout-for-health-insurers-n2520150

Big picture, Obamacare’s effect on preventing coverage denials for preexisting conditions has been marginal (and there are better solutions)
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/pre-existing-conditions-democrats-campaign-ads-november-elections/

A federal fallback insurance fund would solve the preexisting conditions problem for less than half the cost of Obamacare subsidies, and lift the burden off premium payers
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/09/19/dems_winning_votes_with_big_lie_about_pre-existing_conditions_138112.html

CMS agrees: short-term non-ACA plans boost consumer affordability and choice
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/cms-encourages-states-to-allow-the-sale-of-short-term-health-insurance-plans

Idaho says only one issue stands in the way of being able to allow cheaper plans with fewer benefits to be sold in the state
https://nypost.com/2018/09/19/how-trump-can-silence-the-dems-preexisting-conditions-lie/

We can still repeal Obamacare and replace it with something better
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/24/heres-a-big-idea-lets-repeal-and-replace-obamacare/

Ohio has a ticking time bomb in Medicaid expansion costs and Kasich knows it; it’s only a matter of time until the feds renege on guarantee to pay 90%. #Unsustainable
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/2018/09/28/opinion-ohio-has-ticking-medicaid-time-bomb/1409911002/

It’s not a slam dunk CMS will approve Maine’s Medicaid expansion; requires showing of “proper” state financing, but Maine’s legislature hasn’t provided sustainable funding for state costs
https://apnews.com/bc5e4a5990d5487d8a1c18baa6934903

Critics poke holes in Louisiana’s claim Medicaid expansion has worked economic wonders; state has net job loss year-over-year
https://www.watchdog.org/louisiana/critics-edwards-claim-that-medicaid-expansion-created-jobs-economic-growth/article_8cfcb530-c0e0-11e8-8f08-c3ee566682b9.html

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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